Bandai Namco has released a new video trailer of Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. The new video trailer showcased at E3 2018 is joined by a batch of screenshots that you can look over right here.
According to Bandai Namco, the official Ace Combat 7 webpage explains that this game will bring the familiar “signature enthralling story” and “explosive aerial combat action.” Additionally, a snippet of the battleground where only the best of the best will triumph can be seen below.
“Ready to take to the skies once more? Set on the Usean continent, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s story revolves around the Second-Continental War which takes place in the year 2019. Join the Osean Air Defense Force and get involved in conflicts that cannot simply be divided into good against evil.”
On June 14th, Bandai Namco also released a piece explaining what Ace Combat 7 holds at its core. The first paragraph mentions dogfights, photorealistic visuals, fully rendered cloud-filled skies in a three-dimensional space, and various weather conditions.
“Today, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is pleased to share new features and details on the story of ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN. Players will experience dogfights through photorealistic visuals, including rendered cloud-filled skies in three-dimensional space. Realism of this kind also entails various weather and conditions which can be used to gain a tactical advantage.”
The second part touches on “risky maneuvers” like flying through thunderclouds to wipe out enemies. We also learn that lightning strikes or icing may cause system problems or hinder visibility:
“Risky maneuvers like rushing through thunderclouds to wipe out enemy aircrafts or avoid hostile missiles are part of strategic action in ACE COMBAT 7: SKIES UNKNOWN. Players will need to predict and deal with different meteorological events. Lightning strikes or icing may cause system problems and restricted visibility. The game also includes details such as water droplets on the canopy.”
The last part of the post teases the story of Ace Combat 7, which you can read right here:
“Set on the same Usean continent as in ACE COMBAT 3 and ACE COMBAT 4, the story revolves around the Second Usean Continental War which takes place in the year 2019. Players will join the Osean Air Defense Force and get involved in conflicts that cannot simply be divided into good against evil. The humanity of the characters and the fight of manned vs unmanned aircrafts on the battlefield are part of the overarching storyline.”